Two years later, another Cronenberg film Eastern Promises (2007) earned him further critical acclaim and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
A third teaming with Cronenberg in A Dangerous Method (2011) resulted in a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture.
Starring opposite Naomi Watts, Mortensen has attracted a lot of critical attention for his work on the film, winning a British Independent Film award for Best Actor and garnering an Academy Award nomination in the same category.
Mortensen collaborated with Cronenberg for a third time in the film in 2011.
On Thursday morning (June 1, 2017) the American Sun-Times reported Viggo Mortensen and girlfriend, to be shopping for engagement rings.
The couple was seen closely eyeing some pricey bling in a couple of major jewelry stores — especially major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger. (read more)According to some insiders, they'll soon be engaged. Rumor Explodes on Twitter Naturally, the Sun-Times’ article sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy.
He then traveled around to Europe and loved across Denmark, Spain, and England taking various jobs, big and small all.
He was born as the only son to a Danish father Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr. His parents happened to meet in Norway as both were foreign exchange students.
Viggo Mortensen, born as Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr.
is an actor/ writer/ poet/ musician/ photographer and painter.
But at 11, he had to move back to New York with his mother after his parents separated.
There, they settled down in Watertown where he attended and graduated from Watertown High School. Lawrence University in Canton and graduated in 1980, his major being in Spanish Studies and Politics.